Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The cow with the long horns must aspire to be a model because she always seems to appear in every picture I take of cows. I don't know how this happens as he has about thirty cows, three bulls, and Iv'e lost count of the number of calves. You see how she is looking at the camera? It isn't about her though. It is about the two calves standing side by side in the middle. I wrote about them once before. They are born of different mothers one day apart but they took up together and are always together. If one lays down on the ground, the other does too. If one goes to another part of the ranch they both go. Before I moved out here I had no interest in cattle. I hardly paid attention to them passing a field or pasture. Now I know cows are smart. They know how to raise their babies better then some humans do. They have their own personality. Some are bossy, some are loners. Some are best friends with another cow, some are scared of their shadow. Some tend to be a little mean spirited. Some are so tame and kind like my Shelly Marie. I still miss her but John always told me when you're in the cattle business don't get attached. They are not pets. Sure is hard not to make a pet of Josie but I'm trying to just love her from afar. In some ways she is doing well but sometime she gets confused looking for her mama and goes in circles. The day may come as it did for a cow that went blind when she has to be sold. The blind cow was disrupting the working of the cattle. Not on purpose of course just because she couldn't see so she had to be sold.